Live and Lead for Impact with Kirsten E. Ross

Martha Blessing

 

Freedom By Design

 

www.marthablessing.com

 

Martha G. Blessing is an author, speaker, body-mind and holistic wellness-expert, as well as a life/career coach. She is a sought after speaker and workshop presenter delivering visionary principles that inspire listeners to open to new possibilities for their lives. Martha devoted 25 years to mainstream medicine as a Registered Nurse in the specialties of Community Health, Hospice Care, and as director of an Alzheimer’s Unit.

After healing herself from cancer, over 10 years of chronic pain, three back surgeries, and living in a wheelchair, Martha knew that her greatest challenges had immersed her in accessing her life's purpose...to lead others out of dis-ease and into their greatest potential. 



Martha is an RN who had 3 back surgeries and ended up in a wheelchair.  She was told that she’d never walk again.  She was not willing to accept that so she started looking for alternative solutions.  Within 9 months she was out of her wheelchair and off the prescriptions.

 

Now she teaches empowering strategies to others to help them deal with anxiety, depression, insomnia and more.  Help them get freedom from meds.  

 

Her biggest challenge was overcoming her negative self-talk. She had to learn to stop being in agreement with her inner critic.  Release feelings of shame and unworthiness.  And she helps others do the same.  

 

She starts her day in her meditation room.  She finds energy and instantly connects.  That first 30 minutes helps her start with a good tone for the day.




Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.
Direct download: 149_martha_blessings.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Episode 148

Two Key Components to Living with Tenacity

Tenacity is a key component to success.  We must have it to reach our goals.  It’s the fuel that keeps us moving through the inevitable challenges.  But how often do we take the time to stop and think about what tenacity really is?  Let’s spend a minute to figure out what tenacity looks like and how we can create it to use to our advantage.

When I’m working with clients I often use the analogy of getting your screaming baby strapped into a car seat to illustrate tenacity.  Because, if you have kids, you have experienced tenacity!  When you are putting your child in their car seat your purpose is to make your baby safe.  Your baby hates to feel confined and wants nothing to do with it.  You cannot reason with a baby or explain your logic so you must just make it happen.  And, there is nothing worse than hearing your baby scream.  It’s so difficult to hurdle the challenge of lovingly strapping them in as they arch away from the confinement and scream with all of their might.  Your tenacity, however, dictates that the car will not move until the child is fully secure.

The dictionary has this definition:  strength of will, strength of purpose. And in the car seat example, your strength of will is equal to your strength of purpose.  You must have both to be tenacious. 

A strong purpose without will or strong self discipline and you get nowhere.  You’re like a race car in park, all the potential to move efficiently but you have no forward momentum.

On the other hand, strength of will without clear purpose and you are in constant motion seeking to achieve but in all different directions, more like a bumper car. 

If I am wishy washy about my desire to reach a goal because I lack the fire of purpose I will be easily stopped by any challenge.  I can tell myself that “it doesn’t really matter”, or, “this must be the sign that I am to work on something different.”  It’s also easier to make excuses, “I just didn’t have time for it” or, “other things just seem more interesting.”

When I was in college it took me a long time to pick a major.  So, while I was definitely driven to get my degree, I did not have a vision for the kind of impact I wanted to make in the world, so no specific purpose.  It was, thus difficult to determine which classes I should take.  It was a painful time.  I would literally close my eyes, flip through the course catalog (yes, it’s been THAT long!)  and drop my finger down on the page.  If the class sounded remotely interesting, would get me closer to graduation and was at a convenient time and location, I signed up.  I guarantee there were some missteps.  And that feeling that comes with uncertainty and lack of direction was uncomfortable at best.

In contrast, once I had my specific vision of helping others to create more purposeful, fulfilling, balanced work, I was on fire and anxious to make my class selections each semester.  Time, location, duration became much less important.  The only thing that mattered was what I could glean from a class to use to fulfill my mission.

Where is your lack of purpose and mission robbing you of tenacity?  What is driving your decisions?  Are you living your life like you’re floating on a lazy river, just bumping along with the flow of what’s around you, or are you grabbing those paddles to accelerate and steer with all of your might?

My hope is that you will take the time necessary to get as clear as possible about your purpose and that you’ll utilize whatever accountability structures you need to create the self-discipline to do what’s necessary to get where you need to get.  You have important work to do in this world – get to it!!  

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.
Direct download: 148_Tenaciously_Approaching_Tenacity.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Brian DiNapoli Interivew

 

He was severely bullied as a child and turned to alcohol.  He is now speaking 



www.briandinapoli.com



A Husband, Son, Brother, Godfather, Independent, Public Servant, Toastmaster, Speaker, Coach, Georgia Bulldog, who is passionate about telling his story of overcoming bullies and drinking and want to help you do the same. 




Brian was severely bullied as a child.  He was small and not athletic.  He began to drink and soon was drinking too much.  It was impacting his life.  He stopped drinking at 28.  It took a while to learn how to fit in as a non-drinker.  He had to learn to engage without the buffer.  Learn how to go to a football game and have fun.  Drinking gave him a false sense of confidence and lowered his inhibitions so he could dance and talk with people.  How could he do all that without drinking?

 

He soon learned that life is great without drinking.  And he is sharing that message with high school and college students.  There is life without it.  And, he shares strategies to help kids overcome bullying.  How can you feel safe at school? 

He wants kids to learn to never let anyone else let you feel small.

 

Tiger Woods recently won the Masters again after his rough personal challenges with addiction and major health challenges. He was not able to walk.  His story will become an inspiration for years to come.  

 

A link to Brian’s Book:  https://www.amazon.com/Walk-Rising-Above-Bullies-Drinking-ebook/dp/B00EW3N5JO/ref=nodl_



The link to the political organization that Brian is involved in with a focus on uniting!

https://www.nolabels.org











Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.
Direct download: dtd_147_Brian_DiNapoli.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 2:00am EST

In this episode Kirsten covers job share strategies that can help you and your potential partner achieve success in every aspect of work. This episode covers several topics involving communication, teamwork, distribution of responsibilities, and even the application process. 

Direct download: 146_Job_Sharing_Strategies.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:09pm EST

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